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Beyond Beauty: Girls Speak Out on Looks, Style and Stereotypes
Beyond Beauty is the first book to give girls under 20 what they really want - tons of advice and insights on the issues that most fascinate them: beauty, style, health, fitness, fame, and the role that these concerns should play in their lives. 25 teens, all notable in such areas as film, sports, science, fashion, dance, theater, and music, reveal to Jane Pratt how issues ...more
Paperback, 159 pages
Published November 17th 1998 by Three Rivers Press
(first published 1997)
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Three years after the demise of trailblazing 90s teen magazine Sassy, founding editor Jane Pratt published a book dedicated to exploring the role that beauty plays among teenage girls. Following the Sassy ethos, Beyond Beauty sets out to represent a vast range of modern teenagers (or rather, what was modern in 1997), interviewing 25 girls from different nationalities and backgrounds. Pratt does what she does best in giving a voice to young women. She presents each girl’s perspective without judg ...more
I discovered this book when I was 12 and recently found it again. It has a variety of interviews with young women about what beauty means to them and I love the diversity in the interview subjects. This book does a great job of profiling all different types of girls from the conventionally beautiful to the more unusual.